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DARTMOUTH ST. SAVIOUR

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"St. Saviour's Church is an ancient and spacious structure, said to have been consecrated in 1372. It has a plain embattled tower, and the interior has a splendid screen, and several handsome monuments. In the chancel is the tomb of the before-named John Hawley, with effigies of himself and his two wives on brass plates. The altar-piece is a fine large painting of "Christ; raising the widow's son," by Brockedon, a native artist, who presented it to the church. The door within the porch is covered with curious iron ornaments, and seems to be coeval with the building." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
A parish within the seaport, market town and borough of Dartmouth, in Coleridge Hundred, the Archdeaconry of Totnes and the Diocese of Exeter, that had 1671 inhabitants in 1801. Technically this is a chapelry of Dartmouth Townstall, but in practice it is the major parish.

Biography

Thomas Tremlett (bap. St Saviour's parish 5 Jan 1770, became Chief Justice of Newfoundland), from the Dictionary of Canadian Biography.

Cemeteries

Rogers, William Henry Hamilton: Brasses in Stoke Fleming, St Saviour's and St Petrock's, Dartmouth. (1906) [Westcountry Studies Library]

Census

Transcript of the 1841 Census, from the Parishes of the South Hams website.

Church History

Dartmouth St Saviour - from J. Stabb. Some Old Devon Churches (London: 1908-16).

Hill, William T. St Saviour's, Dartmouth Through the Centuries. Gloucester: Brit. Publishing (1938).
Jones, Percy T. The Story of Dartmouth Parish Church. (1933) [Torquay Library]

Church Records

Parish Registers going back to 1586 are held in the Devon Record Office - for details see Parish Registers in the Devon Record Office.

Transcripts of the Parish Registers going back to 1586 are held in a special collection in the Westcountry Studies Library - for details see Parish Registers in the Devon & Cornwall Record Society's Collection.

The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering (as of June 2004): Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1813-1837 - for details see their book list.

Transcripts of Baptisms 1924-1996, Marriages 1586-1850, 1911-1937 and 1937-1955, and Burials 1857-1882, 1882-1899, and 1899-1918 are available on the Dartmouth Archives website.

Entered into the IGI (as of Jan 1993): Parish Church Christenings 1586-1837, Marriages 1586-1837.

Vermeulen, Barbara. Dartmouth St Saviour Parish records, Devon Family Historian, vol. 134, (2010) p.6. [Transcript of accounts of events in 1814]
McNaught, M.J. Marriage Registers of the Deanery of Totnes, Devon, Vol.2: Dartmouth (St Clement or Townstall) M 1597-1850, strays index; Dartmouth (St Petrox) M1610-1850, strays index; Dartmouth (St Saviours) M1586-1850, strays index, (2006). [SoG Library DE/R 99] [Transcripts are available on the Dartmouth Archives web-site.]
The Deanery of Totnes: An index of baptisms, marriages and burials . . . with photographs of the churches and extracts from White's Devonshire Directory 1850, CD-ROM, Exeter, Devon FHS (2009). [Ashprington: Bapt (1813-1839), Mar (1754-1837), Bur (1813-1837), Blackawton: Bapt (1813-1839), Mar (1754-1837), Bur (1813-1837), Buckfastleigh: Bapt (1813-1839), Mar (1754-1837), Bur (1813-1837), Cornworthy: Bapt (1813-1839), Mar (1754-1837), Bur (1813-1840), Dartington: Bapt (1813-1839), Mar (1754-1837), Bur (1813-1837), Dartmouth St. Clement: Bapt (1813-1839), Mar (1754-1837), Bur (1813-1837), Dartmouth St. Petrox: Bapt (1813-1839), Mar (1754-1837), Bur (1813-1837), Dartmouth St. Saviour: Bapt (1813-1839), Mar (1754-1837), Bur (1813-1837), Dean Prior: Bapt (1813-1839), Mar (1755-1837), Bur (1790-1837), Diptford: Bapt (1813-1839), Mar (1754-1837), Bur (1813-1837), Dittisham: Bapt (1813-1839), Mar (1754-1837), Bur (1813-1837), Halwell: Bapt (1813-1839), Mar (1755-1837), Bur (1813-1837), Harberton: Bapt (1813-1839), Mar (1754-1837), Bur (1813-1837), Holne: Bapt (1813-1842), Mar (1754-1837), Bur (1813-1837), Rattery: Bapt (1813-1839), Mar (1754-1837), Bur (1800-1837), South Brent: Bapt (1813-1839), Mar (1754-1837), Bur (1813-1837), Stoke Fleming: Bapt (1813-1839), Mar (1754-1837), Bur (1813-1837), Totnes: Bapt (1813-1842), Mar (1754-1837), Bur: (1813-1837)]
Extracts from Dartmouth parish registers. (19--) 8 vols. [Westcountry Studies Library - ms929.3/DAR/1586]
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